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"No, no!'* she exclaimed, and a tone of desperation came
into her voice.

"Yes," he said.

" No.   No.   Not now."

He paid no attention to her,

"No, Later, maybe later-----" She tried to thrust him

back, and mixed with the tone of desperation there was a
hint of wheedling, guileful but hopeless.

After he had forced her past the table to the divan, she
struggled with him with a strength which he had never sus-
pected. Then, suddenly, she was as passive as a dead body,
although her hands remained crushed against his chest as in
resistance and revulsion.